Where can I find my Candidate ID/Eligibility ID?
Your Candidate ID/Eligibility ID can be found on your order confirmation email or in your Order History. It will be labeled as the “Candidate ID”.
I tried registering with Prometric but it says my Candidate ID/Eligibility ID does not exist.
If you have waited approximately one hour since you received your order confirmation to try and schedule, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further assistance.
I missed the exam registration deadline, what can I do?
The SOA is unable to accept exam registrations after the deadline has passed. If you have missed the deadline you will need to register for the next available session.
How do I get a student discount on my examination fees?
Student fees are available only to candidates currently enrolled in full-time university study programs for preliminary exams IFM, LTAM, SRM, STAM. No student rates are provided for exams P, FM, or PA.
In order to receive the discount, you must have your education information saved in your SOA profile. Then during checkout you will need to check the box labeled “Apply student discount to this registration. I attest that I am currently a full-time student.”.
For more information please see the Discounts and Reimbursements page.
How do I find a Prometric test center near me?
To browse test centers in your area, go to the Prometric website and click the Locate button to search for centers. You can also contact Prometric directly by scrolling down to Contacts By Location.
If you cannot find a seat due to COVID-19, see: I can’t find an available testing center, what are my options?
How do I register for a CBT exam?
Registration for CBT (Computer Based Testing) exams is a multi-step process:
- Register and pay the exam fee with the Society of Actuaries
- Within approximately 15 minutes you will receive your acknowledgement/receipt by email that includes your Candidate ID/Eligibility ID
- Wait approximately 60 minutes for the Eligibility/Candidate ID to activate
- Schedule a test appointment at a Prometric Exam Center
For detailed instructions visit the Register and Schedule An Appointment for Computer Based Exams (CBT) page.
When does exam registration open?
Exam registration opens approximately 6 weeks prior to the registration deadline. Please check the individual exam pages for more information.